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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. showing control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed(adj)

    in full control of your faculties

    "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"


  1. self-possessed(Adjective)

    in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities; confident, assured and poised

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-possessed(adj)

    composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


calm, and able to act confidently in an emergency

a calm, self-possessed person.

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